In celebration of their year-long participation in the Little Kids Rock program, some Danbury students performed with guest musician Pete Francis of "Dispatch." The Broadview Middle School Advanced Modern Band also heard from Francis about the value of music education.
The after-school program combines students in the school’s band, chorus, orchestra and modern-band classes.
Last year the entire music staff was trained by the nonprofit Little Kids Rock organization and more than $80,000 in modern band instruments was granted to Danbury Public Schools. Since 2017, the nonprofit has trained and equipped six Danbury schools music teachers with guitars, keyboards, drums and technology, and recently provided the additional instruments.